Power Via Laser Beam Moves Closer To Reality

Credit: PowerLight Technologies
Almost a decade ago, a small Seattle-based company won a NASA space-elevator challenge by beaming laser power to a robot that climbed up a cable suspended from a hovering helicopter. That company, now called PowerLight Technologies, is on the verge of launching power beaming commercially: initially...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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